The Secret Pages: Are you going to?

Are you going to?

The lamb is nearly ready
the bitter herbs stacked up;
today’s celebration deeper.
But he rises
sheds his covering.
Crouches near naked at their feet.
This is not how it is meant to be;
not how the messiah should behave.

The lamb is nearly ready
the bitter herbs stacked up;
on the other side is joy.
Time to rise,
for stripping,
for service.
This is;
this is.

Notes:

John 13:1-17. The title comes from Peter’s question to Jesus.